Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Two weeks in Nicaragua over the holidays greatly increased our: basic Spanish, sleep mastery (9 hours a night), dedication to Deet, tolerance for creatures sharing our bedroom, surfing skills, enthusiasm for volcanoes, life tally of best sunsets ever, perspective on Nicaraguan politics, and gratitude. CRITTER TALLY: Bats (in our room), howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, black iguana, geckos (3:00am … More Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

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Iceland/Island

  How to describe the pristine unspoiled breathtaking beauty of Iceland? Majestic volcanoes and glaciers tower over cliffs and steaming foothills sweeping down to the churning sea past breathtaking waterfalls and rivers of pure glacial melt.  These raw swaths of nature are tempered by picturesque red farmhouses, great fields of purple lupine, diminutive Icelandic horses in a rainbow … More Iceland/Island

Road trip time!!

OK people! The clock is ticking. School is almost out, and it’s that time of year when you pack up your little people and hit the road for Family Vacation.  You’re either counting the days or dreading it (or more likely a little of both).  Personally I LOVE having my kids to myself for a … More Road trip time!!

Cabo Baby!

I have been vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since the mid-1990s (old I am!), and have watched it grow from a scruffy spring break party town into a destination for families, retirees, cruise ships, grown up getaways, and yes still party weekends!  You’ll get a lot of differing opinions on what has been gained … More Cabo Baby!

Tokyo tastes…

Japan has been on my bucket list for a long long long long time, and I thought this post would be all about how I am so happy to have checked that box with our Winter trip last month.  My takeaway however was quite the opposite.  After 10 days in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan has … More Tokyo tastes…